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Yes, similar to HIV
the human t cell
lymphotropic virus is a retro virus.
It is known for being transmitted vertically (From mother to Child) and by other means as well such as breast feeding, unprotected sexual intercourse, transfusion of contaminated blood or sharing contaminated needles. etc
If you choose to go for an IVF also the risk will exist since in IVF the entire growth of the fertilized ovum will be in your body thereby favoring transmission through the placental blood circulation.
is a good option provided the surrogate mother is free from this infection.
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